The Royal Oak (1923)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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King Charles (Henry Victor) flees and hides in a huge oak tree when the troops loyal to Oliver Cromwell (Henry Ainley) close in. The royal entourage is disguised, and the king's sweetheart (Betty Compson) masquerades as Charles. Only when she is brought before Cromwell is it discovered the switch has been made. Clive Brock portrays a young man loyal to the crown in this historical costume drama that contains a convincing reenactment of the Battle of Worchester.

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aristocracy, capture, death, death-penalty, escape, king, lady, monarch, Roundhead, sacrifice, sentence [penal system], sister